Out of Print Archive forum
October 21, 2017, 02:40:55 AM*

Welcome, Guest. Please login or register.
Did you miss your activation email?

Login with username, password and session length
News: SMF - Just Installed!
Advanced search  
  Show Posts
Pages: [1] 2 3 ... 19
1  OoPA / Site News and Updates / Re: Site News on: October 06, 2017, 09:39:01 AM

Today we are extremely proud to be to be able to present a very rare issue from 1989.
I'm talking about none other than the very first issue of Club Nintendo Magazine from the UK.
It's taken me nearly a decade of searching on and off to get my hands on this very magazine.
So be sure to grab it because you might have to wait
till the next blue moon for a physical copy in excellent condition. Wink
From the way the magazine is put together, you can clearly see that they were still
figuring things out a bit. The first preview article is an introduction to the Nintendo Entertainment System.
Next up we have a review for the infamous Top Gun by Konami. Then we look at
two all-time classics for the NES: The Legend of Zelda and Super Mario Bros.
Enjoy!



Club Nintendo Volume 1 Issue 1 - 1989 (UK)


Introducing the Nintendo Entertainment System
Top Gun
The Legend of Zelda
Super Mario Bros.

The Maximum Resolution version (2560px) can be downloaded here.
The Tablet version (1600px) can be downloaded here.
The iPod/iPhone version (1136px) can be downloaded here.
2  OoPA / Site News and Updates / Re: Broken links and Corrupted files (requests for re-ups) on: October 04, 2017, 02:46:40 PM
Mean Machines 5 and 9 phone versions are broken.

Thanks for letting me know!

I've just repacked and re-uped the files.
Here are the links:

http://www.outofprintarchive.com/downloadlinks/MM5i.html
http://www.outofprintarchive.com/downloadlinks/MM9i.html
3  OoPA / Site News and Updates / Re: meppi Work in Progress on: October 04, 2017, 05:22:20 AM
Already started scanning the first issue of the official Nintendo Magazine by EMAP (issue 54 as it continued on from Nintendo Magazine System) and came across this guy!



That sure brought back the memories! Cheesy

I wonder what it would take to convince Sakurai to put him into the next Smash Bros. Wink
4  OoPA / Site News and Updates / Re: Site News on: October 03, 2017, 03:08:42 AM
Besides the local post office now probably thinking I'm an international drug cartel, the day started of rather brilliant. Tongue









All of these magazines were donated by John, a very generous person from the UK.
Nearly 200 Nintendo magazines. Most of which are Official Nintendo magazines from the UK that I didn't have in my possession. Only a duplicate here and there, maybe 5 or so in total.

So it looks like I'm just about set for life when it comes to scanning and restoring classic magazines. Wink
That's quite the workload to pile on top of everything else, but it's also a great motivational force to keep me pushing forward.
5  OoPA / Site News and Updates / Re: Site News on: September 30, 2017, 04:39:01 AM

Originally released here at the start of 2015, issue 10 of Sega Pro
just received the remaster treatment and thus, has never looked better.
This issue dates back to the summer of 1992 and therefor
has quite a bit of Game Gear content to keep you busy during that long vacation.
We found a lot of great stuff so it was hard to pick only four preview articles,
so we ended up with eight instead. We have an abundance of Game Gear content up as a preview for this issue,
so lets jump right in and take a look at the reviews for Prince of Persia, Klax, Popils
and last but not least Marble Madness, all of which are for the Sega Game Gear.
Then we have a look at Batman for the Mega Drive, followed by
 the Friday the 13th inspired game Splatterhouse II, also for the Sega Mega Drive.



Sega Pro 10 - august 1992 (UK) (REMASTERED)


Prince of Persia (Game Gear)
Klax (Game Gear)
Popils (Game Gear)
Marble Madness (Game Gear)
Splatterhouse II (Mega Drive)
Batman (Mega Drive)

The Maximum Resolution version (2560px) can be downloaded here.
The Tablet version (1600px) can be downloaded here.
The iPod/iPhone version (1136px) can be downloaded here.
6  OoPA / Site News and Updates / Re: meppi Work in Progress on: September 25, 2017, 04:46:33 PM
Nice to see you here! Smiley

As you see, I should be able to resurrect issue 2 albeit with a lot more hours to put into it.
I came across some really tough parts in this page, but in the end it all worked out.

Issue one is a much easier magazine to work one. As you know very well, it's basically in mint condition. Wink
I only have 3 pages left on that one before I can wrap it up, but got sidetracked on page 19 of issue 2 as my mind kept wondering if I would be able to even do it. So I had to step aside and give it a shot first.
During the week I basically have no time to work on magazines so my weekends and vacations are the days that I need to concentrate on for getting as much work into them as possible.
I think this week I'll be able to release a Sega Pro remastered issue that I have finished a while back and after that should be issue 1 of Club Nintendo.

With a bit of luck, as well as another generous donation, I should have close to 200 Nintendo magazines to work on, many still brand new and unopened from the looks of it.
So I certainly have my work cut out for me for the next decennia. Wink
7  OoPA / Site News and Updates / Re: meppi Work in Progress on: September 24, 2017, 06:51:46 AM
Well, I said I was in for a challenge when I stated my intent to try and resurrect issue 2 of Club Nintendo which is in rather terrible shape.

Over 6 hours later we seem to have our first page finished up. Smiley

Quote

Started off with the worst page of the bunch as I would have kicked myself if I ended up doing all other pages and this one was impossible to restore.
So I'll have it at least a bit easier with the rest. Well besides the cover page, which I'm sure will give me quite a few headaches just looking at it.

Then again, the end result will be worth it. Wink
8  OoPA / Magazine Discussion / Re: [Want to Buy!] All Paragon Publishing's Dreamcast Magazine Issues on: September 23, 2017, 03:11:43 AM
My first thought when I read how there weren't any to be found on ebay was "that surely can't be right", but this does seem to be the case.

Really curious why this could be a thing actually.
I very well know there are some magazines that rarely show up on there, but like you said, for such a popular magazine not to have a single issue available sure is weird.

These things do seem to come and go in waves though, so I'm sure some will pop up sooner or later.
I don't sell any magazines myself so I'm afraid I can't help you there. I can only try to help with digital versions. Wink
9  OoPA / Site News and Updates / Re: meppi Work in Progress on: September 18, 2017, 02:02:06 PM
I'm so happy!

Today I finally got my hands on the final remaining Club Nintendo magazines that I've been searching for for many years now.
The very first one was quite expensive (€54), especially for a magazine of only 20 pages.
But this is a set that I've been wanting to digitise and preserve for over 10 years now. Cheesy





I even got two of the other issues for free once the seller learned what I was planning to do with them!
Now, these are in quite bad condition, but I've done a couple of equally challenging restorations, so I'm cautiously optimistic that I'll be able to get them all back to their former glory.

Gonna start scanning these next weekend. Smiley
10  OoPA / Site News and Updates / Re: Site News on: September 16, 2017, 05:11:27 AM

We're delivering a huge amount of nostalgia in a tiny package this week,
especially when the magazine weighs in at a slim 20 pages.
This is the final issue of Club Nintendo for 1989.
The other volumes normally go up to 6 issues per a year.
We were only just able to get 4 full previews out of these 20 pages,
all of them are reviews/features for some timeless Nintendo Entertainment System classics.
The first one is Life Force / Salamander from Konami. Next up is Mega Man by Capcom.
The next one is Robowarrior / Bomber King by Hudson Soft and Aicom.
And finally we have a classic by Rareware: Wizards & Warriors.
If you enjoy this issue, we should be able to have some great news next week that you might like. Wink



Club Nintendo Volume 1 Issue 5 - 1989 (UK)


Life Force/Salamander
Mega Man
Robowarrior
Wizards & Warriors

The Maximum Resolution version (2560px) can be downloaded here.
The Tablet version (1600px) can be downloaded here.
The iPod/iPhone version (1136px) can be downloaded here.
11  OoPA / Site News and Updates / Re: Site News on: September 09, 2017, 06:37:28 AM

This time we look back at one of the classics from 1991:
 Mean Machines issue 11 from August.
We found a lot of great stuff so it was hard to pick only four preview articles,
so we ended up with eight instead.
We start of by looking at an often forgotten Mega Drive classic: Alien Storm,
then move on to the fantastic Ice Hockey that started a whole series.
Moving on to the Sega Master System, we look at Psycho Fox as well as Spider-Man vs the Kingpin.
On the NES side we have Kabuki Quantum Fighter and Boulder Dash.
And to finish things off we look at Snow Bros. Jrs for the GameBoy as well as the Summer CES of 1991.



Mean Machines 11 - august 1991 (UK)


Alien Storm (Mega Drive)
Ice Hockey (Mega Drive)
Psycho Fox (Sega Master System)
Spider-Man vs the Kingpin (Sega Master System)
Kabuki Quantum Fighter (NES)
Boulder Dash(NES)
Snow Bros. Jrs (Game Boy)
Summer CES of 1991 (feature)

The Maximum Resolution version (2560px) can be downloaded here.
The Tablet version (1600px) can be downloaded here.
The iPod/iPhone version (1136px) can be downloaded here.
12  OoPA / Site News and Updates / Re: meppi Work in Progress on: September 07, 2017, 01:38:54 PM
Oh, I just picked up something super special for me personally.

Been looking for this magazine for many years now, close to a decade in fact and finally one popped up that was still very expensive, but not prohibitively so.
Gonna have to keep it a bit vague till I actually hold it in my hands.
It might be something small for most people, but I'm really excited about it. Cheesy
Actually picked up 3 issues this past week. Wink
13  OoPA / Site News and Updates / Re: meppi Work in Progress on: August 25, 2017, 06:58:28 AM
Thanks. Smiley

After finishing up scanning the complete Official Sega Magazine set I started back on Mean Machines, for which I'm currently scanning issue 20. So after scanning the remaining issues of that set, I'll move on to Mean Machines Sega, Super Play, NGamer and Dreamcast Magazine to get a bit of variety going.

Editing will be going a bit slower going forward as my summer vacation is coming to an end and I'll have to return to work again on Monday. So time will be very limited once again.
Wanted to actually do a bit more this week but there was just so much work that needed to be done around the house and garden that I ended up working around 6-8 hours a day on full blast.
So much so that I seem to have overdone it a bit and pushed myself too hard, for which I'm feeling the effects today. :-/
I'm hoping that a day of resting and staying off my feet for the most part will do the trick and get me feeling a bit better again.
Wish I had a couple more weeks of vacation to actually stop working and enjoy some quiet time. Wink
14  OoPA / Site News and Updates / Re: Site News on: August 25, 2017, 02:50:54 AM
And now for the actual update I promised. Wink


This week we turn back the clock just a little over 10 years and look at issue 6 of NGamer magazine.
As always, we have selected a couple of preview articles to look through
as the full magazine downloads to your sytem.
We start of with Castlevania: Portrait of Ruin for the Nintendo DS.
Then we look at a somewhat overly harsh review for Excite Truck,
followed by Trauma Center: Second Opinion and Warioware: Smooth Moves,
all of these games are for the Wii.
We also selected two small import reviews for the Nintendo DS.
The first one is Jump Ultimate Superstars,
while the second one is the little known Tokyo Friend Pack II.



NGamer 6 - february 2007 (UK)


Castlevania Portrait of Ruin (DS)
Excite Truck (Wii)
Trauma Center Second Opinion (Wii)
Warioware Smooth Moves (Wii)
Jump Ultimate Superstars (DS)
Tokyo Friend Pack II (DS)

The Maximum Resolution version (2560px) can be downloaded here.
The Tablet version (1600px) can be downloaded here.
The iPod/iPhone version (1136px) can be downloaded here.
15  OoPA / Site News and Updates / Re: Site News on: August 25, 2017, 02:45:51 AM
Oh, and there's one more that you'll find below today. Wink

Even till this day WipEout 2097 on Saturn has a bad reputation of forums. (Terrible frame rate, bad controls, less graphical fidelity, etc). If those people are to be believed, the only thing the port has going for it is that the draw distance is a little better than on PSone and that's it, everything else is negative and the game isn't worth playing at all on Saturn.

Well, as someone who spent a good three weeks playing pretty much nothing but WipEout 2097, Panzer Dragoon Zwei, Sega Rally and Layer Section on Saturn recently, I honestly say that is all very far from the truth.
The WipEout port might not be perfection, but after re-learning the controls a bit, they worked just fine for me.
It's actually been a long time since I had this much fun.

Yeah, I don't know what it is, but when I think of my Mage Drive, Alisia Dragoon always pops up as a special game to me.
Same with Jewel Master, Wardner and Alien Storm. Non of these are looked at as timeless classics these days, yet back then, they stood proudly with the best of them. Smiley

I had Shining in the Darkness back in the day. Still do in fact. Never finished it though. I found the game quite hard as well. I recently bought Shining the Holy Ark for the Saturn as it was one of the games that I somehow missed out on when the system was around.Haven't gotten around to playing it yet as I'm too busy with Breth of the Wild, Tales of the Abyss and would love to finally start on Soul Hackers or some other Shin Megami Tensei game, since I have a ton of them and never played one yet. (Way too much work time and not enough play time...)
It's always been hard sticking with a single RPG for me, especially with all those other games coming out all the time and screaming for my attention.

Never finished Landstalker for that very reason as well, even though I want to pick it back up again.
I did complete Dark Saviour on Saturn though and while everyone says that Landstalker is the better game, I really did enjoy it a ton. I remember not wanting to buy Alundra till I had finished Dark Saviour as I was afraid of once again dropping a game halfway through to play something new and not going back.
In the end I got Alundra after finishing Dark Saviour, but never got far into Alundra before some other new and shiny thing caught my attention.
Pages: [1] 2 3 ... 19